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Survivable Space Initiative

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Survivable Space Initiative 

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Homeowners, like this couple on the left, who improve the safety of their home and property from wildland fire may receive recognition from the city.


The Survivable Space Initiative works to create survivable spaces, meaning they are more likely to withstand a wildfire without intervention and direct protection by fire fighters. During a large wildfire event, fire fighting resources may not be able to protect all properties.

Rapid City homeowners who meet minimum standards in protecting their property from wildland fire may receive the Survivable Space Initiative recognition which includes a plaque to post on the property and a certificate.

Interested homeowners in Rapid City may contact Lieutenant O'Connor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (605)-394-5233 extention 6101 to schedule a no cost, no obligation review of their property. Lieutenant O'Connor will make suggestions for improvement, if needed, and discuss possible grant opportunities to help defray costs.

Homewoners in high risk areas may also request a chipper and crew remove piles of smaller wildfire fuels in their community. To learn more, click here.

Lieutenant O'Connor is happy to speak with homeowners associations or neighborhood groups about the Survivable Space Initiative. 

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